Fanfic: Ghost In The Evangelion

Well, once upon a time, there was a series with Humongous Mecha, overblown Freudian imagery, and a Mind Screw ending. And another one with less robots, but even more Mind Screw. And a final one, with some Mini-Mecha, and quite a bit of Viewers Are Geniuses.

And, so, as a result, The Ghost of Evangelion is a Neon Genesis Evangelion/Serial Experiments Lain/Ghost in the Shell Crossover, by Latw PIAT.

She likes Technology Porn and Gun Porn. A lot.


See Neon Genesis Evangelion, Serial Experiments Lain, and Ghost in the Shell for other tropes which might appear. Specific tropes found in Ghost In The Evangelion:

  • America Saves the Day: The American Empire tries this.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Creeps in, especially in Sumerian or German.
  • Cold Sniper: Saito. They try to teach the rudiments of this to the pilots; it is dubiously successful.
  • Cyborg: Cyborgs? In a GITS crossover? It's more likely than you think. Pretty much every character has at least some implants; Rei in particular received multiple grafts after the Unit 00 Synchronisation Accident.
  • Deadpan Snarker: This Shinji may not be so good at the deadpan, but he more than makes up for it in snark.
  • Fun with Acronyms: D.E.A.T. aka Defence:Extraterrestrial and Alien Threats, the American counterpart to ECCO, the reskinned NERV.
  • Fusion Fic: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Serial Experiments Lain and Ghost in the Shell, to be precise.
  • Gun Porn
  • Heroic BSOD: Shinji lapses into this state several times during the Ishkur fight.
  • Infodump: The author is exceptionally fond of these, and will quite frequently get rather distracted by describing the proper sniping tactics.
  • Mind Screw: Rei/Lain moments.
  • No Transhumanism Allowed: Averted; there may be questions of what makes a person a person, but that doesn't stop full-body prosthetics or anything like that.
    • Also subverted. Aramaki is shocked by the very high rate of cyberization in Shinji's new class. Usualy, only a minority of the minors population has cyberbrains and other cyberizations.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Getting that gun was such a pain.
  • Omake: teh Mathematical Adventures of Rei Ayanami, complete with intentional misspelling. This largely consists of mathematical jokes.
  • Our Gods Are Greater: The Rakbu, the reskinned Angels, are weird.
  • Post-Cyberpunk: Well... duh.
  • Psychic Block Defense: Yui acts like this for Shinji when Major tries to mindhack Shinji. Doesn't stop her doing it herself though, for obvious reasons.
  • Shown Their Work: In great detail.
  • Spider Tank: As expected from a Ghost In The Shell crossover. Less expected is the fact that the Tachikomas have taken it upon themselves to protect Rei's virtue (from Shinji).
  • Veteran Instructor: Saito temporarily takes this role.
  • The Worf Effect: A carrier battle group, the symbol of the military might of the American Empire, is quickly annihilated by Ishkur, the reskinned version of Ramiel.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Rei, naturally, and it should be noted that her hair is, instead of the normal page-boy haircut, Lain-esque. In addition, many of the people with full-body prosthetics chose unnatural hair colours, because, hey, why not?